Silence Is Needed in the Digital World


In a world where everything you have to say has to fit in 140 characters, is evidently that we have to be quite succinct in transmitting our ideas and beliefs. Oddly enough, this trend rather than helping us to take the time to better communicate, it has caused the contrary effect: we tend to rush just to keep up with the plethora of messages that are being received.

Today the Vatican has released a letter from Pope Benedict XVI regarding the digital world, and the solution that he proposes can be summarized in one word: silence…More specifically, think about zero characters per communication.

Question: When was the last day that you did not tweet, update your Facebook status and/or text-message somebody?

“In silence, we are better able to listen to and understand ourselves; ideas come to birth and acquire depth; we understand with greater clarity what it is we want to say and what we expect from others; and we choose how to express ourselves” Pope Benedict XVI

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